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1/31/09

Lady Raiders Edged by Cowgirls

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LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech had three players post a double-double but it was not enough to stop Oklahoma State as the Cowgirls defeated the Lady Raiders, 65-60, today at the United Spirit Arena.

The Lady Raiders (12-8/3-4) got off to a rough start, missing their first eight shots in the first two and half minutes of the game before Maria Moore hit a three-pointer at 17:26. The Cowgirls (14-5/3-3), who led the entire game, got up by as many as 12 points in the first half at 20-8 on a layup by Kristin Hernandez with 11:45 to go in the half. Tech cut the lead to four three different times, the last coming at 31-27 on a pair of free throws by Dominic Seals with 2:55 remaining. OSU led 38-30 at the break.

In the second half, OSU was up by 11 points with just less than eight minutes to play before the Lady Raiders went on 9-0 run to cut the lead to two at 60-58 with 4:46 to go in the contest. Andrea Riley hit a jumper with a little over four minutes to play to put the Cowgirls up 62-58. Tech's Kierra Mallard knocked down two free throws with 3:39 to go to get the Lady Raiders within two points again at 62-60. Riley responded hitting a jumper at 3:24 and then a free throw with 56 seconds left to secure the five-point win.

Ashlee Roberson's jumper with 5:19 left in the game was the last time Tech would score.

Seals, Mallard and Roberson all recorded double-doubles for Tech. Seals finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Mallard had 16 points and 14 boards, and Roberson added 12 points and a career-high 14 rebounds.

The Cowgirls outshot Tech from the field 43.9 percent (25-57) to 30.9 percent (21-68). The Lady Raiders out rebounded OSU 47-to-38 and committed just 10 turnovers.

The Lady Raiders take a break from Big 12 play as they host Savannah State on Mon., Feb. 2, at 7 p.m.

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